JAY MCSHANN

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James Columbus (Jay or Hootie) McShann (January 12, 1916 – December 7, 2006) was an American blues and swing pianist, bandleader, and singer.

McShann was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and began working as a professional musician in 1931, performing around Tulsa, Oklahoma and neighboring Arkansas. He moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1936, and set up his own big band, which featured Charlie Parker (from 1937 to 1942), Bernard Anderson, Ben Webster and Walter Brown. Although its book included both swing and blues numbers, the band played blues on most of its records; its most popular recording was "Confessin' the Blues." The group disbanded when McShann was drafted into the Army in 1944, and he was unable to successfully restart it when he got out.

After the war McShann began to lead small groups featuring blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon. Witherspoon started recording with McShann in 1945, and fronting McShann's band,
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JAY MCSHANN McShann's Piano (aka The Man from Muskogee) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
McShann's Piano (aka The Man from Muskogee)
Swing 1967
JAY MCSHANN Jay Mac Shann, Milt Buckner ‎: Jumpin' The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay Mac Shann, Milt Buckner ‎: Jumpin' The Blues
Swing 1970
JAY MCSHANN Confessin' The Blues (aka Roll' Em) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Confessin' The Blues (aka Roll' Em)
Swing 1970
JAY MCSHANN The Jay McShann All Stars ‎: Going To Kansas City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jay McShann All Stars ‎: Going To Kansas City
Big Band 1972
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann Featuring Claude Williams ‎: The Man From Muskogee album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann Featuring Claude Williams ‎: The Man From Muskogee
Swing 1973
JAY MCSHANN Kansas City Memories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Memories
Swing 1973
JAY MCSHANN The Band That Jumps The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Band That Jumps The Blues
Jump Blues 1973
JAY MCSHANN Vine Street Boogie (aka Jay McShann) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vine Street Boogie (aka Jay McShann)
Swing 1974
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann / Buddy Tate ‎: Crazy Legs & Friday Strut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann / Buddy Tate ‎: Crazy Legs & Friday Strut
Swing 1977
JAY MCSHANN Kansas City On My Mind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City On My Mind
Swing 1977
JAY MCSHANN The Last of the Blue Devils album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last of the Blue Devils
Big Band 1978
JAY MCSHANN A Tribute To Fats Waller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Tribute To Fats Waller
Swing 1978
JAY MCSHANN Kansas City Hustle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Hustle
Swing 1978
JAY MCSHANN The Big Apple Bash album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Apple Bash
Big Band 1979
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann Featuring Don Thompson : Tuxedo Junction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann Featuring Don Thompson : Tuxedo Junction
Swing 1980
JAY MCSHANN Sackville All Stars - Saturday Night Junction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sackville All Stars - Saturday Night Junction
Swing 1981
JAY MCSHANN Just A Lucky So And So album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just A Lucky So And So
Swing 1984
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann & Martha Burks : Magical Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann & Martha Burks : Magical Jazz
Vocal Jazz 1984
JAY MCSHANN The Man from Muskogee album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Man from Muskogee
Swing 1986
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann, Mike T. White, Tommy Ruskin, Milt Abel ‎: Kansas City's Vintage Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann, Mike T. White, Tommy Ruskin, Milt Abel ‎: Kansas City's Vintage Jazz
Swing 1992
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann, John Hicks ‎: The Missouri Connection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann, John Hicks ‎: The Missouri Connection
Swing 1993
JAY MCSHANN Some Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Blues
Swing 1993
JAY MCSHANN McShann/ Tate/ Hinton/ Heard/ Smith album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
McShann/ Tate/ Hinton/ Heard/ Smith
Swing 1997
JAY MCSHANN Hootie's Jumpin' Blues album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hootie's Jumpin' Blues
Big Band 1997
JAY MCSHANN Still Jumpin' the Blues: With Duke Robillard and Maria Muldaur album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Still Jumpin' the Blues: With Duke Robillard and Maria Muldaur
Big Band 1999
JAY MCSHANN What A Wonderful World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What A Wonderful World
Soul Jazz 1999
JAY MCSHANN Kansas City Bounce (1940/1949) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Bounce (1940/1949)
Swing 2001
JAY MCSHANN Goin' To Kansas City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goin' To Kansas City
Swing 2003

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JAY MCSHANN live albums

JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann Orchestra Featuring Charlie Parker ‎: Early Bird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann Orchestra Featuring Charlie Parker ‎: Early Bird
Bop 1973
JAY MCSHANN After Hours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Hours
Swing 1982
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann / Eddie 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson ‎: Live In France Vol.2
Jump Blues 1984
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann At Cafe Des Copains album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann At Cafe Des Copains
Big Band 1989
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann & Major Holley  : Havin' Fun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann & Major Holley : Havin' Fun
Swing 1998
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"My Baby With The Black Dress On"
Swing 1998
JAY MCSHANN Hootie! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hootie!
Swing 2000
JAY MCSHANN Hootie Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hootie Blues
Swing 2006
JAY MCSHANN Live In Tokyo 1990 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Tokyo 1990
Swing 2019

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JAY MCSHANN Blues From Kansas City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues From Kansas City
Big Band 1992
JAY MCSHANN Piano Playhouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Playhouse
Swing 1996
JAY MCSHANN The Chronological Classics: Jay McShann 1944-1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Jay McShann 1944-1946
Big Band 1998
JAY MCSHANN Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Blues 1944-1949
Big Band 2006
JAY MCSHANN Jay McShann & Al Casey ‎: Best Of Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay McShann & Al Casey ‎: Best Of Friends
Swing 2008
JAY MCSHANN In Copenhagen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Copenhagen
Swing 2008

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